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The Problem with Processed Food

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“Clean eating,” or opting for natural and unprocessed foods in lieu of factory-packed and processed alternatives, has been a hot topic for years. At SAGE, we prefer to emphasize scratch cooking—using whole, fresh, local ingredients as often as your time and budget allow. When you read about all of the benefits of using real foods, and just how delicious they really are, you'll understand why it's our SAGE Standard, and perhaps make it yours too. When we talk about...


From Our Kitchen: Chocolate Pots de Creme

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If your Valentine is a chocolate-lover, this may be the perfect ending to your Valentine's Day meal. A Pot de Creme is a light French dessert custard, usually looser than other custards, flans, or cremes caramel. The recipe dates back to the 17th century, and the name means "pot of custard" or "pot of cream," which refers to the porcelain cups in which the dessert is served. Yields: 8 Servings Ingredients: 5 ounces high-quality semisweet chocolate, chopped 2 cups whipping cream 1/2 cup...


Locally Sourced: The Farmer’s Cow

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Many of us remember drinking milk from those little paper cartons at school. The benefits are undeniable: bone-building calcium, muscle-building protein, energy-giving carbohydrates, and satiating fat, all in one delicious package. That’s why milk—both hormone- and antibiotic-free—is a beverage staple at many of our SAGE venues. One of SAGE’s vendors providing this healthy drink is The Farmer’s Cow, a six-farm dairy cooperative in Connecticut that provides milk and other dairy products to six of our schools in CT. Here’s what...


National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

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Next week is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. This year's theme is It’s Time to Talk About It; to shine the spotlight on eating disorders and put life-saving resources into the hands of those in need. According to the National Eating Disorders Association, over 30 million Americans will struggle with an eating disorder—and many begin that struggle young. Children as young as seven have been diagnosed with eating disorders. While genetic predisposition is a factor in the development of eating disorders...


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